A BID to build two detached homes on a former garages site in Halesowen has been turned down by planners who said it would be "cramped."

An application for the four-bedroom homes on Holt Road, near its junction with Nimmings Road, has been refused by Dudley Council.

The proposed homes were on three levels, with a toilet, lounge and kitchen diner on the ground floor, three bedrooms an ensuite and a bathroom on the first floor and a loft room featuring a bedroom and an ensuite bathroom.

The application, in the Halesowen North ward, was deemed as "overdevelopment" by planners, who turned it down on February 8.

A report states: "The design of the proposed dwellings would be incongruous to neighbouring dwellings by largely doubling the width of the dwellings and introducing modern design features that fail to respect the character, proportion or design detailing of the wider street.

"Thereby, failing to complement the local character and distinctiveness of their setting and appearing wholly incongruous in scale and design."

Plans for a pair of semi-detached homes were approved in 2019.

The new scheme was registered on December 14 last year.

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Planning notes state that the "original garages have since been removed from the site and the land largely is vacant."

They state that; "Despite previous residential approvals on this site, the revised scheme would form an inappropriate cramped and contrived form of residential development.

"Furthermore, the proposal would fail to secure appropriate parking provision and protect the amenities for existing and future occupiers of the site which would be detrimental to the residential and highway safety."